Assessing non-market benefits of seagrass restoration in the Gulf of Gdańsk

Borger, T; Piwowarczyk, J. 2016 Assessing non-market benefits of seagrass restoration in the Gulf of Gdańsk. Journal of Ocen and Coastal Economics. (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

Seagrass meadows (Zostera marina) are an important ecosystem in the coastal environment of the Baltic Sea. This study employs a discrete choice experiment to value a set of non-market benefits provided by seagrass meadows in the Gulf of Gdańsk, Poland. The benefits valued in this study are a reduction of filamentous algae in the water and on the beach; access to seagrass meadows for boaters and divers; and improved water clarity. Results show significant willingness to pay for each attribute and differences of value estimates across different groups of survey respondents. It is discussed how to link choice attributes and estimated values with established ecosystem benefit categories in order to facilitate value transfer.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Discrete choice experiment, seagrass, Gulf of Gdańsk, Baltic Sea
Subjects: Conservation
Ecology and Environment
Economics
Management
Planning
Social Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Sea and Society
Depositing User: Tobias Borger
Date made live: 22 Feb 2016 17:06
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:15
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/6850

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